Any side effects that you may feel from Reflexology are all beneficial as it’s your body’s way of healing itself following a treatment. We all react differently to the release of a high level of tension in our bodies.
Some people have experienced are a sense of euphoria and deep relaxation and an increased need to flush the system.
These are some common physical reactions to the body releasing toxins:
- Increased urination as kidneys are stimulated
- Flatulence and more frequent bowel movements
- Aggravated skin conditions – perspiration and pimples
- Improved skin tone and tissue texture due to improved circulation
- Increased secretions of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and bronchioles
- Dissiness or nausea
- Generalized fatigue the next day for the elimination of toxins
- Restful Sleep
- Depression – need to weep
What ever the reactions, it is all part of the healing process. It is suggested to drink room temperature water with juice of a lemon or apple cider vinegar to help accelerate the flushing of toxins.
The creams and lubricants should not be used in reflexology. Only used in relaxation techniques and massages. This is done because the essential oils and creams, with its smell can aid relaxation. However, in the case of using the treatment for other purposes, the oils can make the surface too slippery and can not be made correctly techniques.
The oils are ideal for relaxation exercises in the hands and feet, especially at theend of a treatment like a massage. In cases of relaxing reflexology usually always used.
Talcum powder and reflexology
The talcum powder or baby powder is often used to achieve better results in the hand and foot reflexology. It makes dusting the feet and hands full with the aim of absorbing body fat and sweat (ie, prevent hands from slipping) and to make it easier to move the fingers and thumbs on the body.
It is quite difficult to walk comfortably thumb (reflexology technique) in a full session of reflexology without talc or something similar. Talcum powder is recommended with a pleasant fragrance to also help with the mood of the patient during the session.
One book it is the best way to learn more about how to do reflexology. There are very good books in Internet. These are some examples:
- Complete Reflexology for Life by Barbara Kunz, Kevin Kunz (LINK)
- Reflexology – by Ms Susan Cressy (LINK)
- The Reflexology Bible: The Definitive Guide to Pressure Point Healing (LINK)